Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The Insecure Writer's Support Group: October 2018

It's the first Wednesday of the month, and that means it's time for another meeting of The Insecure Writer's Support Group. Our leader Alex J. Cavanaugh has lined up another wonderful cohort of co-hosts: Dolorah @ Book Lover, Christopher D. Votey, Tanya Miranda, and Chemist Ken.

Be sure to check out the IWSG website!

The optional question for this month is: How do major life events affect your writing? Has writing ever helped you through something?

Truth be told, I think a large part of the reason I'm a writer in the first place comes from the fact that it helps me through hard times. I was a geeky, awkward kid, and making friends never came easily to me. I started writing stories at a young age, because it gave me a way to express my feelings. It gave me a way to escape when times were lonely or tough.

A little more than three years ago, I used writing to get me through a particularly hard time. I had a miscarriage, and the loss I felt was intense. I felt helpless. Writing was something active that I could do. It was a way I could channel my feelings and do something productive. I didn't feel out of control when I was putting words on the page.

How do significant life events impact your writing?


  1. I was a bit of a loner as a kid (and an only kid) and writing was a great release for me.

  2. Writing is a way for me to empty my head, tell a story and comfort my heart in bad times.


  3. I was also a geeky kid and reading and writing became my escape.

  4. I'm the opposite of you. I can't write when life butts in. I'm glad writing helped you through hard times.

  5. I get you there. Writing definitely picks up while dealing with the emotional fall out of life events.

  6. Life sure tries to throw things at us. I'm glad that you are coping and writing.

  7. I know it's probably going to sound trite, but I'm very sorry for your loss. I'm glad to hear writing was there for you, to help you with the pain, and that you're moving forward.